FREE BOOKS TO CHILDREN TO FREE BANGLADESH FROM ILLITERACY


FREE BOOKS TO CHILDREN TO FREE BANGLADESH FROM ILLITERACY

BANGLADESH_-_0102_-Libri_scuola Sumon Corraya

As it does every 1 January, the Education Ministry handed out more than 320 million books to 40 million primary and middle school students. Opposed to the initiative, an Islamic fundamentalist party held a general strike (hartal).

In order to free the country from illiteracy, the Bangladesh government has donated more than 320 million schoolbooks to 40.4 million children. Called the ‘Textbook Festival,’ the Education Ministry’s initiative is held every year on 1 January.

“This government wants all its citizens to have a basic education, “Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said.

6-Ctg-Book-1-copyThe opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party does not. For this reason, the Islamic fundamentalist party held a general strike (hartal) to coincide with the festival.

“They want to destroy the country’s education system and its new generations,” said the Education minister, “but they will not stop us.”

For this occasion, the government printed more than 320 million textbooks for primary and secondary school students, madrassas (Islamic schools) and technical institutes.

842_388220291272225_31682722_nThanks to schools set up by the Church and some NGOs, families have greater incentives to get a basic education.

Scholarships, canteens and free textbooks allow more kids to go to school, even among the poorest segments of society.

In fact, according to government data, an additional 16.6 million pupils went to school in in 2014.

According to the Education Department, 6.8 million students currently receive some form of aid.

About 3.1 million primary school pupils get free meals, and more than 3.8 million middle school pupils can count on scholarships.

**************************************************

JANUARY 02, 2015

ASIANEWSIT

Advertisements

About ehsannewyork

An aware citizen..
This entry was posted in ACHIEVEMENTS - SUCCESS, CURRENT ISSUES, EDUCATION POLICY, REFLECTION - Refreshing our Memories, SOCIO-ECONOMY -- Inequality, Poverty, Distribution & Poverty and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s